Cool Tin Man Costume

The Tin Man Costume

Dryer vents worked great for this Tin Man costume. The hat and turtleneck were spray painted with a metallic paint and the hat is a funnel also spray painted.

Coolest Lollipop Guild Munchkin Costume

Coolest Lollipop Guild Munchkin Costume

Every year I try to beat the prior years’ original costume! This year I decided on one of the munchkins for my 4 year old son, who not better then the famous “Lollipop Guild”! So easy, inexpensive and to see people laughing just made my day! Red jogging pants were from Walmart for $3.00 cut … Read more

Cool Homemade Scarecrow Halloween Costume

Homemade Scarecrow Halloween Costume

This year for Halloween our son choose a Wizard of Oz theme. His costume was not purchased it was handmade by his Aunt Megan, who went as Dorothy. Our son could not pronounce scarecrow, although he knew very well what his costume was. He would pronounce himself as a “square crow”. It was so adorable, … Read more

Coolest DIY Scarecrow Halloween Costume Idea

DIY Scarecrow Halloween Costume Idea

This DIY Scarecrow Halloween costume idea came to me when I saw Halloween decorations. I thought it would be different from regular costumes. This costume was very easy and fun to make. First I found a hat at a garage sale for $2. Then I took fake hay from another scarecrow and cut it off. … Read more

Cool Wizard of OZ Costume

Wizard of Oz Costume

Tin Man was made from a Bally fitness suit purchased from Goodwill for $2.50 I backed it with poster board and made the heart from a pocket watch and an old red folder. His old shoes were painted with chrome paint. Lion was previously a stuffed animal from Goodwill and totally ripped apart at the … Read more

Coolest Tin Woman Halloween Costume

Tin Woman Halloween Costume

I went in a Tin Woman Halloween costume. I modified a silver dress to make it strapless, covered thigh high boots I had with glitter and silver paint, painted a red funnel silver and covered it in glitter too, and attached ribbon to keep the hat on. It was very cute!

Coolest Homemade Tim Burton Inspired Scarecrow Costume

Homemade Tim Burton Inspired Scarecrow Costume

For my Halloween costume I decided to be a scarecrow. I was mostly inspired by Tim Burton’s movies. I did not want it to be cute! I bought a plain dress at the thrift store and had material for the patches. The dress, gloves and hat took me around five hours to complete. I made … Read more

Lion Costume #6

For my son’s first adventure with trick-or-treating I decided to make him a lion costume. His room has two murals of African animals so I thought this was perfect. I purchased tan fleece for the pants, top and hood and brown felt for the mane around the head. I also purchased fleece for the mane … Read more

Awesome Homemade Wizard Of Oz Costume

Wizard of Oz Costume

The Wizard of Oz is one of many popular themes done during Halloween, so I knew I had to make it as original as possible, also considering topping each year before, so I took a trip to the nearest home depot, grabbed a cart and searched the isles. I ended up going through every piece … Read more

Original Homemade Tin Man Costume

Homemade Tin Man Costume

This Tin Man costume was made for my office Halloween party. My group decided to do the theme of The Wizard of Oz. I wanted to be the Tin Man since he is the coolest-looking character from the movie. I made the entire costume out of posterboard (except for the funnel and ax). I spray-painted … Read more

Coolest Homemade Flying Monkey from Wizard of Oz Costume

Homemade Flying Monkey from Wizard of Oz Costume

This is a picture of my husband in a Homemade Flying Monkey from Wizard of Oz Costume. We made this costume totally from scratch (except the wings). We used fun fur for the body and and hands. I found a gray vest at value village and cut it in half so I would have extra … Read more

Cool Homemade Scarecrow Costume

Homemade Scarecrow Costume

This is my daughter Kinley’s Homemade Scarecrow Costume. She is a Not So Scarey Scarecrow. She wanted to be a scarecrow, but I wanted to make her something out of the norm. It was made with 20 yards of tulle, several different colors lots of ribbons, sunflowers and rafia. She even has rafia ribbon arm … Read more

Lion Costume #2

I made this lion costume for my oldest son (pictured with the blue eyes) for his first Halloween in 2004. His “love” was (and still is) a lion so I thought it’d be fun to make his costume a lion as well. I used a pattern, tan fleece and five 5-1/2 yards of ribbon. (Yes … Read more

Coolest Glinda the Good Witch of Oz Costume

Homemade Glinda the Good Witch of Oz Costume

I based my costume off of Glinda’s Bubble dress in the Broadway musical Wicked. The skirt has 14 layers and about 25,000 sequins which were all sewn on one by one by hand. The skirt has a four layer petticoat with a scalloped lace bottom. The base skirt is made of crepe backed satin with … Read more

Coolest Homemade Tinman Costume

Homemade Tinman Costume

What to be for Halloween this year? That was the question that spurred a marathon 20 hour pursuit for the perfect recognizable costume. It was four days before our annual Halloween party and I still had no idea what I was going to do. My wife finally decided to do characters from the Wizard of … Read more

Wizard of Oz Costume

Wizard of Oz Costume

The whole Wizard of Oz costume idea got started when my sister-in-law lent my son a homemade lion costume she had made several years ago for her son. Then my daughter got red sparkle shoes for Christmas and it just seemed like I had to go with it. My oldest daughter wanted to be a … Read more

Coolest Homemade Scarecrow Toddler Halloween Costume

Homemade Scarecrow Toddler Halloween Costume

I wanted my son to be a scarecrow for Halloween but I wanted something homemade. At least three people I know also chose scarecrow costumes and they all bought the same one from the store. It was nice to have my son in something different. And it meant so much more to me that I … Read more

Lion Costume #3

I made my son this Lion costume for his first Halloween using a Simplicity pattern #3594. Instead of putting bands on the sleeves I put elastic because that was easier. Also I used the “eyelash” type of yarn for the mane which gave it more of a “fur” look. I was expecting it to be … Read more

Coolest Homemade Tin Man and Scarecrow Couple Costume

Homemade Tin Man and Scarecrow Couple Costume

This is our Tin Man and Scarecrow costume. The Tin Man was made from 3 x 25’ aluminum sheet bought from Home Depot and held together by rivets and ¼” bolts. Everything was hand made and took 50 hours labor. The Scarecrow was made from burlap and other fabrics.

Cool Homemade Tin Man Costume

Homemade Tin Man Costume

For the body of this homemade Tin Man costume I used a cardboard envelope (used for shipping), hot glued embroidery rings (cut in half) on the inside of the costume to make it more structurally sound. I then glued fabric to the entire outside and made sleeves out of the fabric. I created a clock … Read more

Coolest Wizard of Oz Group Costume

Homemade Wizard of Oz Group Costume

Our family went as Shrek and gang in 2007 and I was dared to top my Shrek. To do so, I could only think of cross-dressing, but didn’t want to do anything rude. Then one day the Wizard of Oz was on TV and the rest is history. My wife’s lion costume was a simple … Read more

Coolest Homemade Valley Girl Scarecrow Costume

Homemade Valley Girl Scarecrow Costume

This Halloween I decided to go as a scarecrow! I looked up pictures of scarecrow costumes, watched the Wizard of Oz and brought this Homemade Valley Girl Scarecrow Costume together with a personal touch. I started out with some old jeans that I destroyed using sand paper and a razor. I then made these straw … Read more

Lion Costume #4

I made the very furry lion costume but decided to make a back up in case it was a bit warmer and the fur one would be too hot. This one was very easy even for a beginner. I bought polar fleece material that was on sale for $4, a pattern that was on sale … Read more